I have a Plantronics P590 headset but I can't get the mic to work. The device is paired and I hear sound through it. The bluetooth headset service and advanced audio services are connected on my PC. I hear a 3 beep pattern repeating every 5 seconds which isn't listed in the manual. I have pressed the mic mute button with short and long presses but nothing seems to work.
Does anybody have any ideas what I need to do to use the mic?
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If the party you call cannot hear you, check two things:
1- while on phone with the party, change the configuration dial on the headset base to 1. (We have Nortel phones and it must be on 1 for headset and mic to work with Nortel phone sets.)
2- Push IN on the headset volume control. Pushing IN activates or deactivates to MUTE feature on the headset.
I have this sale problem. I am using a rocketfish micro dongle to connect my LG tone to my PC and I can hear fine. However, when I set the bluetooth mic to default, I only hear these random blips and pings and it shows nothing received in the audio bar.
( assuming you're using windows)
Is your Recording Device Set to the mic on that Headset ?
Right click on the sound icon on the bottom right and press Recording devices , Then enable the mic on that list
Bluetooth Headset Setup
A Bluetooth headset has to be registered, or "paired", with your PS3 before it can be used.
Make sure your Bluetooth headset is fully charged before you begin.
Check your headset instructions for entering "pairing mode". Activate your headsets' "pairing mode" so it can be recognized by the PS3.
On the Cross Media Bar (or XMB) of the PS3 go to the "Settings" tab, then down into "Accessory Settings", then down into "Manage Bluetooth Devices".
With your headset in pairing mode, follow the onscreen instructions and let the PS3 scan for your headset. When your headset is found, follow the prompts and enter a pass key (if necessary- the default is usually 0000 for all brands). The pairing should now be complete.
If you're using a USB (wired) headset, just plug it into one of the ports on the front of the PS3 (the system should auto-detect the USB headset).
Mic Test and Volume Setting
After pairing a Bluetooth headset, or after plugging in a USB (wired) headset, return to the XMB. Go to "Accessory Settings" and choose "Audio Device Settings". You can test your headset here.
Your headset should appear as the audio input/output device. If not, just use the D-pad to highlight the Input line, then scroll until you see yours. Any microphone you have used with your PS3 will be listed, but only the current one will be available to select.
Set the "Microphone Level" to 3. You can change the level any time if needed.
Speak into the headset, and the level bar at the top of the screen should move at the sound of your voice.
You can also view a list of Bluetooth accessories you have registered in the "Manage Bluetooth Devices" tab under "Settings".
If your mic doesn't appear there then try pairing it again.
There are more ways to configure the audio input and output that can be useful:
Set the input to (your mic) and leave the output on (default)- one person can chat with the other players, and the replys will play over your TV speakers rather than into your mic. Great when sharing one console because everyone can hear the team talk.
Set the input and output to (default)- you will hear the game sound and voice chat through your TV speakers but won't be able to talk back. Great if you don't have a headset, or if you want the room to hear the team chat.
Set the output to (default) to use stereo headphones with your TV or receiver. Then set the input to (your mic) and you can chat while wearing stereo headphones. Keeping the mic close to your face could be a problem since both ears are already taken! You could try a USB desktop mic and see if that works.
In Game XMB:
All of the functions in Audio Device Settings are available when using the XMB via the PS button during a game. You can set the input/output, mic level, and device. You can test your mic, and pair a new BT headset while in game.
For more help you can try these links:
Video Walkthrough (thanks jonny k)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tSItLGLsX8
Playstation 3 Users Guide- http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/index.html
Your exterior mic MAY have been the one ACTUALLY working rather than the one on the headset. Some mics require a battery for the mic part to work, Not sure about your particular Plantronics. If it has a battery, then check the battery as the receiver part does not use it but the mic MAY use it.
1.Turn on both devices (phone and headset)
2. Place the headset in pairing mode by holding the Call Control button (by the mic) down while rotating the Multi-Function Dial upward. Release the buttons when the Status Indicator begins to flash red then green.
3 Use your phon's menu to search for Bluetooth audeo devices and select M2500 by Plantronics when it appears on the display.
Yes you can. Just go to accessories or audio device settings. Have your headset on and hit connect bluetooth device. The key it asks for should be 0000. If that doesn't work do a quick search online and you should be able to find one that works.